Cooper, K.R., & Shumate, M. (2015). Sharing data in collective impact efforts. Stanford Social Innovation Review. Retrieved from

Published White Papers

Collective Impact: An Introduction. Prepared by NNSI in advance of Collective Impact Summit.

Selected academic articles from NNSI authors and collaborators

Ihm, J., Peña y Lillo, M., Cooper, K.R., Atouba, Y., Shumate, M., Bello-Bravo, J., Ba, N., Dabire-Binso, C., & Pittendrigh, B. (2015). The case for a two-step approach to agricultural campaign design. Journal of Agricultural & Food Information, 6(3), 203-220. doi: 10.1080/10496505.2015.1033529

Fu, J.S. and Shumate, M. (2015). Social media activity and hyperlink network analysis: A holistic media ecology perspective. Proceedings of the 48th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences.

Ihm, J., Shumate, M., Bello-Bravo, J., Atouba, Y., Ba, N. M., Dabire-Binso, C. L., & Pittendrigh, B. R. (2014). How do service providers and clients perceive interorganizational networks? VOLUNTAS: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations, 1-17.

Shumate, M., Atouba, Y., Cooper, K. R., & Pilny, A. (2014). Two paths diverged: Examining the antecedents to social entrepreneurship. Management Communication Quarterly, 28, 404-421.

O’Connor, A., & Shumate, M. (2014). Corporate friendly NGOs: An analysis of NGO text and structure. Business & Society, 53, 105-133.

Atouba, Y. & Shumate, M. (2014). International nonprofit collaboration: Examining the role of homophily. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly.

Shumate, M., Pilny, A., Atouba, Y.C., Kim, J., Peña y Lillo, M., Cooper, K.R., Sahagun, A., & Yang, S. (2013). A taxonomy of communication networks. In E. Cohen (Ed.), Communication Yearbook, 37, (pp. 94-123). New York: Routledge.

Cooper, K. R., & Shumate, M. (2012). Interorganizational collaboration explored through the bona fide network perspective. Management Communication Quarterly, 26(4), 623-654.

Shumate, M., & O’Connor, A. (2010). The symbiotic sustainability model: Conceptualizing NGO-corporate alliance communication. Journal of Communication, 63, 577-609.